Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 12:02 UTC, submitted by SilentBob4
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu MadPenguin takes a look at Flight 5 of Ubuntu Dapper, and concludes: "All in all, Ubuntu 6.06 is gearing up to be quite an impressive release. Granted, I saw some bugs during my stay on the distribution, but can I really complain? It's not a full release, so it deserves some breathing room. Considering some of the horribly authored software I've looked at over the years, I feel that Ubuntu in pre-release form is more stable than other distros when they reach final release status. It's not quite in the league of Slackware and Red Hat/Fedora in that respect yet, but it's surely getting there in a hurry."
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RE[2]: With a price
by czubin on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:17 UTC in reply to "RE: With a price"
czubin
Member since:
2005-12-31

> OSX users don't have time to upgrade OS everyday ...

Sure don't upgrade for security?
don't upgrade for more system stability?
don't upgrade to keep your OS working with latest applications?

I hope you aren't representing all mac users ;)

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v RE[3]: With a price
by Babi Asu on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:33 in reply to "RE[2]: With a price"
RE[4]: With a price
by czubin on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:35 in reply to "RE[3]: With a price"
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

sorry but that's pure crap.

you're representing a linux update system to make ...

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RE[4]: With a price
by Buffalo Soldier on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:41 in reply to "RE[3]: With a price"
Buffalo Soldier Member since:
2005-07-06

The upgrades come by themselves. I only need to click "Update" button when they come.

Excuse me sir, but have you actually read any of the reviews or seen any Ubuntu in action? The one-click method that you describe... that's exactly how the upgrade is done.

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RE[4]: With a price
by Flatline on Mon 17th Apr 2006 14:42 in reply to "RE[3]: With a price"
Flatline Member since:
2006-03-06

The updates come by themselves in most linux distros as well. As far as getting errors while updating, that hasn't happened to me since I was running Debian unstable on a test machine years ago.

I will not make any daft statements about linux being superior to OS X in usability (which is subjective anyway), but judging from your comments you haven't read the article and are basically Mac-trolling in a linux thread.

As far as *on topic* comments are concerned, Drake looks to be a leap forward for Ubuntu. I don't think I'll be making it my default desktop just yet, but I was able to run it as a workstation for a couple of weeks without hitting any showstoppers.

I try to give distros an "honest" workout when I try them, which means running only that distro on my workstation for at least a week and seeing whether it has an effect on my workflow. If it hinders my ability to do work, then I will simply stop using it; that wasn't necessary with Drake.

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RE[4]: With a price
by OMRebel on Mon 17th Apr 2006 17:49 in reply to "RE[3]: With a price"
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

That's funny. I've never seen that problem. I run Breezy on my laptop, and I get a message that shows on my "taskbar" telling me that I have updates, and I'll click on it to go ahead and grab the updates, and everything goes through just fine.

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RE[3]: With a price
by llanitedave on Mon 17th Apr 2006 20:43 in reply to "RE[2]: With a price"
llanitedave Member since:
2005-07-24

These digs comparing OS X with Ubuntu are really childish and stupid.

I have an iBook with OS X 10.4 Tiger dual-booting with Kubuntu 5.10. I like them both, I use them both. There are a few things my Kubuntu can't do -- like play commercial DVD's. It also can't work wirelessly -- yet. So for playing DVDs or surfing from a wi-fi zone, I boot into the Mac. For everything else, I prefer the Linux applications. Rumor has it that Dapper Drake will be able to support Airport Extreme, and when it's ready, I'' be downloading it.

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